Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly assembles grand jury in Russia probe

The logo of Russian gas giant Gazprom is seen on a board at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 in St. Petersburg Russia

Trump has strongly denied any cooperation between him or his team and Russia and has repeatedly called Mueller's probe a "witch hunt".

The use of a grand jury gives Mueller leeway in his ability to get more out of the investigation, including issuing subpoenas and compelling witnesses to testify.

A grand jury is a group of regular citizens who, working behind closed doors, consider evidence and potential criminal wrongdoing that a prosecutor is investigating and decide on whether charges should be brought.

Former Defense Attorney & FNC Host Gregg Jarrett breaks it down! They also had a bit of a laugh at Trump, calling his administration "impotent", and this is, no doubt, just the beginning.

The grand jury started its work in Washington in "recent weeks", WSJ reported, citing two anonymous sources.




It is believed the jury has issued subpoenas over the June 2016 meeting between President Donald Trump's son and a Russian lawyer.

Flynn, who resigned in February after admitting providing "incomplete information" about his communication with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, also has been subpoenaed by a grand jury in Virginia as well as Senate and House of Representatives committees. "There never were. We didn't win because of Russia, we won because of you", he said.

The subpoena seeks both documents and testimony from people involved in the meeting last july at the Trump Tower in Manhattan, CNN quoted a person familiar with the matter as saying on Thursday night.

"Grand jury matters are typically secret", Mr. Cobb said. One bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. would prevent any special counsel from being fired unless unless the decision was first reviewed by a panel of three federal judges, AP reported. In a special statement the Department of Justice said he would supervise the investigation of Moscow's alleged influence on the election process in the United States and claims about contacts Trump's election team had with Russia.

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